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The Resource Churchill's ministry of ungentlemanly warfare : the mavericks who plotted Hitler's defeat, Giles Milton

Churchill's ministry of ungentlemanly warfare : the mavericks who plotted Hitler's defeat, Giles Milton

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Churchill's ministry of ungentlemanly warfare : the mavericks who plotted Hitler's defeat
Title
Churchill's ministry of ungentlemanly warfare
Title remainder
the mavericks who plotted Hitler's defeat
Statement of responsibility
Giles Milton
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Six gentlemen, one goal: the destruction of Hitler's war machine. In the spring of 1939, a top-secret organization was founded in London: its purpose was to plot the destruction of Hitler's war machine through spectacular acts of sabotage. The guerrilla campaign that followed was every bit as extraordinary as the six men who directed it. One of them, Cecil Clarke, was a maverick engineer who had spent the 1930s inventing futuristic caravans. Now, his talents were put to more devious use: he built the dirty bomb used to assassinate Hitler's favorite, Reinhard Heydrich. Another, William Fairbairn, was a portly pensioner with an unusual passion: he was the world's leading expert in silent killing, hired to train the guerrillas being parachuted behind enemy lines. Led by dapper Scotsman Colin Gubbins, these men--along with three others--formed a secret inner circle that, aided by a group of formidable ladies, single-handedly changed the course Second World War: a cohort hand-picked by Winston Churchill, whom he called his Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare. Churchill's Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare is a gripping and vivid narrative of adventure and derring-do that is also, perhaps, the last great untold story of the Second World War
Biography type
contains biographical information
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Milton, Giles
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Churchill, Winston
  • Gubbins, Colin
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Intelligence officers
  • Espionage, British
  • Sabotage
  • Guerrilla warfare
Label
Churchill's ministry of ungentlemanly warfare : the mavericks who plotted Hitler's defeat, Giles Milton
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Publication
Note
"Originally published in Great Britain as The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare by John Murray (Publishers)"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
19451052
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
x, 356 pages [16] unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781250119025
Lccn
2016039180
Other physical details
illustrations.
Label
Churchill's ministry of ungentlemanly warfare : the mavericks who plotted Hitler's defeat, Giles Milton
Publication
Note
"Originally published in Great Britain as The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare by John Murray (Publishers)"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
19451052
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
x, 356 pages [16] unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781250119025
Lccn
2016039180
Other physical details
illustrations.

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